If you don’t think Home Alone is one of the greatest movies of all time, then please leave and close the door on your way out – but watch out for the bucket of paint balanced on top of the doorframe. If you haven’t seen Home Alone, the basis is this: family with far too many kids leave one at home. He has to defend his home with a series of elaborate (but deadly traps). If you want to watch some movies like Home Alone, here are some great suggestions.
Movies like Home Alone
If you like Home Alone, chances are you are looking for a movie that makes you laugh, but with a real family feel, as well as some hilarious physical comedy and some pretty heartwarming moments too! These are movies you will want to watch again and again.
If you enjoy the slapstick aspect of Home Alone, pop on this classic Rowan Atkinson movie for some silly classic fun (and a whole lot of cringe!). This feature-length film follows Mr. Bean as he works at the National Gallery as a Security Guard… what could go wrong?! Perfect for fans of Home Alone’s laugh out loud physical comedy moments.
Stuart Little (1999)
Just like Kevin in Home Alone, Stuart Little may be small, but he has a big heart! If you enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling you get from watching Home Alone, this story of a small mouse that is adopted by a family of humans will give your heart the same happiness. If you’re looking for another way in which Stuart Little is like Home alone, well, in both cases their sequels got progressively worse!
Dennis the Menace (1993)
If you loved Home Alone for the mischievous antics of Kevin, then you are bound to love Dennis from Dennis the Menace. Dennis is the cheeky boy next door who stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson for a few days, and during this time, he encounters a thief. Just like in Home Alone, it is up to a little blonde boy to be our hero!
My Girl (1991)
Macaulay Culkin plays both Kevin in Home Alone and Thomas in My Girl, so fans of the actor when he was younger are sure to love this film! Following Thomas and his best friend Vada, who is struggling with growing up without her mother, this film is less of a side splitter and more of a tear-jerker, but it is excellent to see Macaulay Culkin play a very different character.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
If you are looking for heartwarming Christmas movies like Home Alone, featuring a very talented child actor, then Miracle on 34th Street is an excellent choice – especially as John Hughes wrote the screenplay for both this and Home Alone. Here we follow Mara Wilson as Susan who is skeptical of the existence of Santa, which leads to a court trial. This film will warm your heart and make your whole family believers.
The Goonies (1985)
In Home Alone, it is down to Kevin to save the day, and in The Goonies, it once again comes down to the children, so if you loved that aspect of Home Alone then give The Goonies a try. The movie follows a misfit group as they go on an adventure to find hidden pirate treasure in order to save their homes. If you love films where children are the main characters, this is a great choice.
101 Dalmatians (1996)
The live action of this classic Disney story features two baddies, Jasper and Horace who are very similar to Harry and Marv. If you love to hate the bad guys in Home Alone, then 101 Dalmatians will give you another dastardly pair in the same style. These two are the sidekicks to Cruella De Vil who steals puppies in order to make a coat.
So if you love Home Alone and are looking for a similar movie to fall in love with, hopefully, these will keep you busy for a while. The beauty of Home Alone is that it is an easy to watch family film, and these movies are also family-friendly, so enjoy!